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Township approves union wage agreement

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved a wage agreement with its union employees Monday, approving a raise in exchange for additional contribution to health care costs....

 

Hurley freshmen learn to save lives

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires CPR training but the Hurley K-12 School also benefits from a teacher who brings years of...

 

Wakefield planners recommend 'offloading' several lots

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — Thanks to action on Tuesday evening by the Wakefield Planning Commission, some city property owners soon may have an opportunity to buy city land that is within — or adjacent to — their own...

 

County to receive funds for retirement shortfall

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic County has completed all the steps to receive funding for a retirement fund shortfall with the former Western Upper Peninsula Manpower Consortium, according to reports at the...

 

Council starts process of tackling master plan

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — Residents of the city of Bessemer will be asked to complete an in-depth survey in the next couple of months. The survey asks questions as to where and what the city should accomplish in the...

 

Iron County communities receive more than $470,000 in transportation aid

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued its first quarterly transportation aid payment of the year earlier this month, with municipalities around Wisconsin receiving a combined $126 million — including more than $470,000...

 

Airport board looks at ski baggage policies

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Air passengers reporting not being allowed to fly with their skis were a topic of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport meeting on Monday. Airport board chair Joe Bonovetz said he has received...

 

Hurley amends budget for pandemic revenue and expenses

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to amend its 2020 budget due to unanticipated revenues and expenditures incurred by the city related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The...

 

Montreal hires new clerk

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MONTREAL, Wis. — The city of Montreal now has a replacement for city clerk Sue Lesky when she retires this spring after the Montreal Common Council voted to offer the job to office assistant Lori... Full story

 

Ironwood scores well on audit

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood received high marks on its annual budget audit, according to remarks from the auditing firm during a work session prior to the regular meeting of the Ironwood City...

 

New loop open at Miner's Memorial Heritage Park

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — An additional half-mile loop has been added to the ski and snowshoe trails in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. Friends of the MMHP started working on the new loop on Nov. 15, according to...

 

GRTA, Aurora Club work on motorized trail loop project

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - Work on developing a motorized trail loop in the city of Ironwood continued with a recent work event featuring volunteers from the Gogebic...

 

1 dead in Iron County UTV crash

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — A utility terrain vehicle crash in Iron County Friday night killed one woman and had a man sent to the hospital, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office announced the next day. Iron County... Full story

 

Sisu off to great start

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] ERWIN TOWNSHIP - This year marks the 12th year of the Sisu Ski Fest, with participants near and far joining in the fun. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 race is...

 

Planning commission plans busy 2021

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected]  IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Planning Commission is preparing for a busy year — much of which will be reviving conditional use permits for commercial marijuana license applications. The first order of...

 

$1.4 million grant sought for road to proposed casino

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD Township — A six-year-old dream of establishing a hotel and casino complex at the top of Indianhead Mountain in Wakefield Township is inching closer to reality as plans are now in the works to const... Full story

 

Civic Center aims for February opening

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - With the construction calendar returning to normal following delivery and personnel delays, the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center may be open for...

 

Bessemer city council to discuss master plan

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer city council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss the city’s master plan. “We’re just in the early stages, but the master plan is the guiding plan for...

 

Regional politicians react to violence at US Capitol

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Politicians around the region are reacting to the violence in Washington D.C. Wednesday as a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to delay the Congressional certification... Full story

 

Siblings find strength in each other after loss of mother

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Siblings say the strength they find from each other after the untimely loss of their mother and the  amazing show of community support has...

 

Hurley police starting operations project

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Police Department is embarking on a project to update its policies and procedures, according to reports at the city of Hurley Police, Fire and License Committee meeting on...

 

Ironwood Township board passes budget, holds off on raises

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP -- The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees passed the township’s general fund budget at a special meeting last week but opted against approving raises for the three elected officials... Full story

 

WHEEEE! Ironwood opens new sledding hill in MMHP

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - There is a new sledding hill in Ironwood. Miners Park Sledding Hill, which opened Tuesday, is within the Miners Memorial Heritage Park and makes...

 

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